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Re: New Dinosauricon Taxon Pages: _Therizinosauria_




From: "Jaime A. Headden"

> including hybrid species,

"species" is unnecessary here, a hybrid can't be a species.

> If a "genus" has no meaning beyond any
> other clade that can be defined, then why treat it separately? If it is
> different from a species, then what is it, and what's the difference?

Hmmm... True, but there's a way to take that in account, and to keep the
usual binome IMHO.

You got the clade _Therizinosauria_, including _Therizinosaurus
cheloniformis_, _Erlikosaurus andrewsi_, _Alxasaurus elesitaiensis_,
_Beipiaosaurus inexpectus_, etc...
Now imagine all the species fall under _Therizinosaurus_, or
_Therizinosauria_ if you prefer, you keep the binome and you only refer to
the species and the clade.

Just a little more input, you can forward to the PhyloCode if you wish to.

Cheers - Aspidel.